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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $138 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
462
Rank: 23rd
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,304
Rank: 5th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$108K
Rank: 13th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$233 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $138

Office Visits

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Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Carey J. Welsh
Average for Family Practice Providers in Montana

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Individuals

TIMOTHY STREET

JEFFREY KESSLER

KEVIN LIMBAUGH

LESLIE RUSSELL

JAMES HARRIS

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CENTRAL MONTANA SURGERY...

Patients saw before

Carey J. Welsh

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 41 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
621
times performed,
14% of his services

1st 4th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

270
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,863an average of $3 per time performed $1,863
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
511
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

252
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$56,721an average of $111 per time performed $35,259
an average of $69 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
455
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

255
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,460an average of $12 per time performed $5,005
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
416
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 1st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

257
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$30,784an average of $74 per time performed $20,384
an average of $49 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
402
times performed,
9% of his services

5th 12th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

241
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,432an average of $16 per time performed $5,226
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
191
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 16th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

152
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,820an average of $20 per time performed $2,865
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
184
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 25th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

140
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,600an average of $25 per time performed $4,416
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
174
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 27th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

122
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$870an average of $5 per time performed $696
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 17th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

78
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,254an average of $14 per time performed $2,254
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
149
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 55th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

106
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$596an average of $4 per time performed $447
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.6)
$708an average of $6 per time performed $708
an average of $6 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 38th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

78
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,126an average of $117 per time performed $9,126
an average of $117 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 79th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

44
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$780an average of $12 per time performed $715
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 36th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

46
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$720an average of $12 per time performed $720
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 63rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

58
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,566an average of $27 per time performed $1,508
an average of $26 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 24th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

54
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,266an average of $79 per time performed $4,266
an average of $79 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 73rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

48
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$459an average of $9 per time performed $357
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 83rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

47
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$500an average of $10 per time performed $400
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 99th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

30
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$528an average of $12 per time performed $528
an average of $12 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.84% of his services

20th 50th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

35
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,400an average of $150 per time performed $3,348
an average of $93 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.84% of his services

21st 10th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

36
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$864an average of $24 per time performed $864
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.81% of his services

22nd Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$420an average of $12 per time performed $385
an average of $11 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.65% of his services

23rd 59th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,484an average of $53 per time performed $868
an average of $31 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.63% of his services

24th 37th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$405an average of $15 per time performed $324
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Coagulation function measurement

Service Code: 85379
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.6% of his services

25th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$364an average of $14 per time performed $364
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Troponin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 84484
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.56% of his services

26th 142nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$336an average of $14 per time performed $336
an average of $14 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.51% of his services

27th 52nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$462an average of $21 per time performed $264
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82553
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.51% of his services

28th 131st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$374an average of $17 per time performed $352
an average of $16 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Myoglobin (muscle protein) level

Service Code: 83874
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.51% of his services

29th 138th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$418an average of $19 per time performed $396
an average of $18 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.49% of his services

30th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$105an average of $5 per time performed $105
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.44% of his services

31st Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$418an average of $22 per time performed $399
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.39% of his services

32nd Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$187an average of $11 per time performed $153
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.37% of his services

33rd Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$112an average of $7 per time performed $96
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.37% of his services

34th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$128an average of $8 per time performed $128
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.35% of his services

35th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$120an average of $8 per time performed $120
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.35% of his services

36th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$300an average of $20 per time performed $285
an average of $19 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lipase (fat enzyme) level

Service Code: 83690
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.35% of his services

37th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$165an average of $11 per time performed $135
an average of $9 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.33% of his services

38th 56th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,190an average of $85 per time performed $840
an average of $60 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Folic acid level

Service Code: 82746
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.33% of his services

39th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$294an average of $21 per time performed $294
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood count, automated test

Service Code: 85045
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.26% of his services

40th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$66an average of $6 per time performed $66
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Analysis for antibody to helicobacter pylori (gastrointes... +

Analysis for antibody to helicobacter pylori (gastrointestinal bacteria) ×

Service Code: 86677
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.26% of his services

41st Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$275an average of $25 per time performed $209
an average of $19 per time performed

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Family Medicine." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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